Santa Monica, CA, USA.
- Ayurvedic Postpartum Care / Doula Services
My name is Jenna Furnari, and for a better part of my life I have been devoted to the practice and study of ayurveda, yoga and holistic means of living and functioning. From the very beginning of my four year practitioner and master of arts course at Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda, my attention has been focused primarily on working with women in the world of prenatal and postpartum. I recently have been blessed with my first child, Vincent, and after going through the 4th trimester with the loving support I am so grateful to have received, it is clearer to me than ever that this work is more important than I ever imagined.
My education and hands-on experience includes a one-on-one summer clinical work in Nepal with Dr Sarita Shrestha, Nepal’s first Ayurvedic OB/GYN specializing in women’s healthcare; completion of the Ayurveda Certificate Course and Master of Arts course at Mount Madonna Institute; recognition under National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) as Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner; postpartum care training and AyurDoula course work through Sacred Window School. At Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda, my research and peer reviewed thesis was completed on Preparing the Body for Conception through the Practice of Ayurveda. Over the past 10 years I have helped countless clients with the use of herbs, diet, lifestyle practices, yoga, and holistic guidance.
As an Ayurvedic Postpartum Specialist my personal mission is to reach as many women as possible with complete support through their 42 day journey following entry into motherhood. I have seen both personally and professionally that the first 6 weeks postpartum is perhaps the most important time for mother and baby. Positive patterns that last a lifetime are set and deep bonding becomes accessible when care when its practiced properly. Ayurveda teaches that the first 42 days after delivery influence a woman’s health and ability to mother well for the next 42 years. I consider my greatest work to be raising my own son, as well as providing loving, nourishing support and care for new mothers in their First 42 Days.
My approach to working with women/new mothers is to see my client exactly as they are in that moment, and together we work through a system of care and support which will build their inner strength (ojas), establish a lasting health through gut strength (agni) and allow them to connect between mind and body (or mind and heart) to the great transformation taking place (prana).
- Based in Santa Monica
- CA and actively work amongst the local birthing
BA - Cal Poly SLO, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner - Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda, Master of Arts in Ayurveda - Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda, Postpartum Doula - Trained by DONA, E-RYT 500 - Janet Stone Yoga.
Years In Practice
Alongside Lisa Arshawsky, Certified Nurse Midwife, I lead an international Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula Online Training. We run through LIVE each Spring. We also host local workshops on ayurvedic bodywork (abhyanga), lactation, and more.